Being a Blessing

For me, the most difficult thing about writing a devotion or a reflection is coming up with the topic. As soon as I turn in my writing and photo, my usual pattern is to determine the theme for the next TVPrays. Then I let the theme roll around in my mind before typing the first word.That didn’t happen this time. I sat quietly and tried to discern what might be a good topic. Nothing. I skimmed through several religious and devotional texts that…

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An Unexpected Thank You

One of my favorite things to do when I was a Youth Minister was to go on retreats with young people. The opportunity to be together away from the normal routine helped us grow closer to each other and to God. During each retreat we would create rituals together that matched the theme of the retreat and the gifts of the youth in attendance. One retreat stands out in my mind all these years later. We decided to do a blessing based on…

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Camp Devotion

Today I invite you to join with me in a practice we use during nightly devotions with our campers. I challenge you to engage with this devotion with another person, it maybe someone you live with, it may be a phone call to a friend from church or someone who has helped you in your faith journey, but engaging with another person will help you with this style of devotion.At Luther Heights Bible Camp we use the Faith 5 strategy from Faith Inkubators…

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